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Employment

Manhattan Country School faculty and staff work together in an atmosphere of mutual respect, warmth and commitment to the vision and mission of the school. Our community of more than 50 employees, in New York City and at our 180-acre farm in the Catskills, mirror the diversity of our student body. 

Current job openings are listed below. Application instructions are provided within each job posting. 

Manhattan Country School is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, national origin, ethnic origin, citizenship status, disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law in its employment policies.
MCS supports teacher-training programs at Bank Street College, City College, New York University and Teachers College, Columbia University, among others, so there are opportunities each year for assistant, student and intern teachers in many of our classrooms, as well as at the MCS Farm. Résumés and cover letters for these positions are accepted in the early spring for the following school year. To be considered, please email Human Resources

Current Employment Opportunities

List of 2 frequently asked questions.

  • Enrollment Manager

    Manhattan Country School (MCS) is a PreK-8th grade co-educational, independent school in NYC recognized for its strong academic program, racial and economic diversity, and an environmental literacy program that features a working farm in the Catskills. Committed to principles of equity and multiculturalism, Manhattan Country School is unique among NYC independent schools. MCS’ educational philosophy relies on educators who have strong knowledge of child development and can apply it to effective pedagogies of inquiry and learning, enjoy the exuberance and curiosity of children, want to help build a community where diverse perspectives are valued and appreciate the life-long impact of working together for social and environmental justice. 

    The Enrollment Manager reports to the Admissions and Enrollment Director and is responsible for a range of activities that supports the school’s enrollment, operations, and finance efforts. This dynamic position requires the ability to work collaboratively with families and colleagues throughout the school. 

    Duties and Responsibilities: 
    The Enrollment Manager will be responsible for the following scope of work: 
    • Provide support to currently enrolled families throughout the enrollment process
    • Work with Finance Director to revise the financial form on an annual basis
    • Support Director of Admissions & Enrollment in managing re-enrollment communications calendar
    • Analyze financial form submissions to identify potential errors or issues and work with families to make corrections
    • With the help of the Finance Department, calculate individualized tuition for new and returning families
    • Prepare and send re-enrollment contracts in Enrollment Management System (EMS) 
    • Maintain re-enrollment data sheet 
    • Schedule and lead tuition appeal meetings 
    • Triage admissions email for enrollment related questions
    • Help with enrollment events (coffees, workshops, parent meetings)
    • Upload email documents into applicant records
    • Send transcripts for withdrawn students
    • Perform other duties as assigned
    Qualifications: 
    • Strong ability to execute work with a diversity, equity, and inclusion lens.
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills. 
    • Ability to conduct sensitive conversations about tuition, payments, and family finances.
    • Exceptional organizational skills and impeccable attention to detail. 
    • High degree of professionalism in dealing with diverse groups of people, ranging from families to colleagues to vendors and governmental agencies 
    • Ability to react with appropriate levels of urgency to situations and events that require quick response or turnaround. 
    • Ability to switch gears at a moment’s notice. 
    • Experience with Blackbaud systems, a plus

    Salary Range: $75,000-$85,000

    MCS offers a competitive compensation package, commensurate with the level of experience, plus benefits. 

    To Apply: Please send a cover letter, resume and three (3) references to Human Resources at HR@manhattancountryschool.org
  • Communications Manager

    About the School
    Manhattan Country School, a progressive pre K-8th grade coed school located on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, seeks a full-time Communications Manager.

    Currently in an exciting time of growth amid a capital campaign to double school enrollment and fund expansion and renovations at both the city and farm campuses, the Communications Manager will play a key role in furthering the strategic goals of the school’s long-term vision. In addition to skills in photography, videography, graphic design, and social media management, they should possess the ability to clearly and compellingly articulate the ways in which MCS’s pedagogy is academically rigorous through its use of social and environmental justice curriculum, models of activism and experiential learning. 

    Reporting to the Director of the school, the Communications Manager Responsibilities Include:

     Summary of the Position
    • Plan and execute strategic communications for all constituents (current and prospective families, alumni, donors, faculty/staff and general public)
    • Work with the Head of School on all community messages, crisis communications, and branding
    • Cultivate a dynamic communications calendar that works in conjunction with planned fundraising and community events, including arranging for media coverage where appropriate
    • Create original content for digital and print media that is proofread, edited and fact-checked, including email/news announcements, social media posts, and short and long form articles for the website
    • Attend and document (photos and video) school and community events with an eye toward utilizing these opportunities to demonstrate MCS’s commitment to superior quality progressive education
    • Compile a bi-weekly newsletter, Nuestra Semana en MCS, showcasing curricular activity at the city and farm campuses. 
    • Author and design annual publications related to community events
    • Work with the Admissions and Finance Departments to ensure consistency in messaging and marketing strategies for student recruitment and retention, fundraising, events and special programs
    • Work with the Advancement Department on all event marketing and materials related to the MCS Fund and Capital Campaign
    • Work with the Operations Team on the annual school calendar
    • Manage the school’s website and social media platforms (gathering and updating content, curating and archiving photos and videos, drafting text for posts, tracking analytics, etc.)
    • Serve as lead contact for MCS website and SMS, Blackbaud
    • Work with outside vendors to coordinate print, design, photography, etc. 

    Qualifications

    • Commitment to the MCS mission and core values
    • Minimum of six (6) years professional experience in communications and marketing, journalism or a related field (experience at a school or nonprofit preferred)
    • Bachelor’s degree
    • Excellent written and oral communications skills, including knowledge of AP style
    • Strong research skills and the ability to draw upon multiple sources to craft a comprehensive narrative
    • Knowledge of and facility with website content management systems, SEO and social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn)
    • Familiarity with progressive educational pedagogy (prior writing on the subject preferred)
    • Demonstrated ability to track and manage multiple projects on differing timelines
    • Experience working collaboratively in an inclusive community
    • Sensitivity to socio-economic diversity
    • Flexibility to work evenings and weekends as needed
    • Strategic planning and communications experience preferred
    • Graphic design skills (proficiency in Photoshop and InDesign) preferred
    • Photography experience preferred


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